Ontario was once again the deadliest province for on-farm accidents but the gap is closing.
Last year, there were 43 farm-related deaths in Canada, according to statistics from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), 11 of which occurred in Ontario. But Ontario also has the largest farming population.
Quebec had the second-most farm deaths with 9, followed by Saskatchewan, 7; Alberta, 5; British Columbia, 5; Manitoba, 4; Nova Scotia, 1; and Prince Edward Island, 1.
In most years since records were kept starting in 1990, Ontario had at least twice the number of on-farm fatalities of any other province. There were 19 on-farm deaths in Ontario in 2013, while Saskatchewan was second with eight.